VIDEO: Coldstream parents begin campaign to improve play parks

Parents in Coldstream are forming a new campaign group in a bid to improve 
facilities and conditions at the town’s play parks.

Following discussions about a number of problems and concerns, various suggestions for potential improvements have been raised.

The campaign group, which is called Coldstream Outdoor Play Project, has submitted questionnaires to parents and teenagers and has started talks with both the community council and Coldstream Football Club.

Bernadette Nixon, who has three children, explained: “The aim of the project is to improve our local parks for children of all ages, from babies up to teenagers.

“I’ve got three boys of different ages. But there’s not many things for the babies. We want somewhere where everyone can go and play.”

One of the more ambitious ideas put forward so far is the installation of a new skate park for teenagers.

Other suggestions have centred around making improvements to the town’s two play parks in Home Park and opposite the industrial estate on Guards Road.

Concern has been raised about poor drainage, mud, overhanging trees and poor access to the play park at Home Park.

Group members believe the play equipment at both parks could be improved and would be more user friendly if adult seating was installed.